Blackburn Rovers striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni had a big say in QPR's sacking of manager Neil Warnock yesterday.

The Guardian says so far QPR have signed only the striker Federico Macheda on loan from Manchester United.

Warnock was at loggerheads with owner Tony Fernandes over several targets, chief among them the Blackburn Rovers striker Yakubu, whom he wanted but Fernandes did not.

The pair had met at the end of last week to discuss transfer business. Warnock left the meeting feeling that his position had become untenable.